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About Me

Welcome to Sassy Packrat Studios! Hello, I’m Jennifer Tobicoe the artist and maker behind Sassy Packrat Studios. I live just outside of Chicago, Illinois and I'm a Midwestern girl for life. My pup is Olive and she's my studio companion.

I'm an artist/maker who designs and creates felt plush dolls, soft sculpture and 3D hoop art that brings a whimsical, unique and fun element to your home. Making something that brings a joyful smile and a spark of color to your child's room or even a fun comer of your favorite room is why I love what I do.

I've had a crazy love affair with felt since 2008 and it's my medium of choice! Felt feels wonderful and it's amazing the things that can be made with it. My art is made from a combination polyester felt, recycled from water bottles and a wool blend felt. Weird fact: I am actually severely allergic to wool, so it's rare that I use 100% wool.

Some of my client's favorite themes for me to in work in are fairy tales, fantasy, day of the dead, zombies, pop culture and science fiction.

So many people have asked me to make patterns that I changed my business focus and am happily designing patterns for digital downloads. I love teaching others how to hand sew fun felt creations. Now you can have the experience of creating your own fun and colorful hand sewn felt items that brings joy to you and your little ones.

Check out what I currently have available and please contact me if you have any questions.

I can be reached at

and can be found at: where I design FREE patterns and printables and do tutorials.

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Soft Dolls and Animals



"Really well-made-- every detail is amazingly perfect and very nicely stitched. The attached "instructions" sheet is brilliant!" ~ rollsofrice

 "Totally Awesome! My daughter LOVES it...the quality is superb!" ~ Cindy McNally

 "Love this Halloween kitty. Lots of detail, highly recommend!" ~ Debbie DeGraauw

 "The "Gerta" felt Gingerbread Man Pillow is so adorable. Beautifully made and a perfect Christmas accessory!!!" ~ Carolyn Yokley

 "Amazing Dracula. Lots of detail for the money. Thanks for the quick shipping and amazing work"~ Trisha Hamilton